How can we examine whether new modes of (quantitative methods) teaching are successful? The evaluation at the University of Kent’s Q-Step Centre is one of the most ambitious studies in this field. Through a longitudinal survey of all Kent students linked to administrative data (with student consent) and additional qualitative research, we obtained robust results. Our teaching is making a difference in student’s overall performance. This presentation describes how the evaluation was set up in 2015, and the challenges that we must face in a typical Q-Step year: the limited enthusiasm of assessment and actually making an impact.